August 12, 2000
The Firestone recall of 6.5 million tires set many people to worrying about their safety. Others started worrying about the safety of their Firestone stock. But we're worried about something almost as important: Once all 6.5 million tires are collected, what will they do with the things? Can we, as a nation, possibly wear all the black rubber sandals that will come from recycling so many tires? And recycling is important, because tires never die. According to Science News Online, 265 million tires are discarded each year; most end up in landfills and vacant lots, where they live for eternity.
May 19, 2012 |
By Caroline Tiger FOR THE INQUIRER When Eugenie Perret met Defne Veral in a small coastal town on the Aegean Sea, the two were 10 years old. The Istanbul natives continued their friendship in the United States when they moved here for college and stayed to pursue careers in design. Now Perret, who co-owns the Old City furniture gallery Minima, and Veral, who owns an interior design firm in Connecticut, are partners in AKIS (pronounced ah-KEES) — a brand-new line of home and fashion accessories made by Turkish artisans.
July 1, 2005 |
It wasn't the stolen bicycle but its bare-backsided rider that caught the attention of police Wednesday night near Kennett Square. Cpl. Brandon Daniels of the Pennsylvania State Police spotted the breezy rider pedaling south on Route 1 and into the parking lot of the Longwood Crossing Shopping Center in East Marlborough Township about 11:30 p.m. Close inspection revealed that Misael Hernandez, 18, of School House Road, Kennett Square, wore...
March 27, 2002 |
Dyables, evening, high-heel, mid-heel, low-heel, casual flats, juniors, clogs, junior clogs, open-toed, boots, comfort sandals, junior sandals, beachwear, fashion athletics, court athletics, running, cross-training and golf. And that's just for women. Twenty-nine thousand square feet of shoes. Thirty thousand pairs. Twelve hundred styles. Not one at the insistent ache of full retail. A massive buffet for happy feet. "My closet is filled with shoes," says Christine Adler, an executive assistant from Roxborough, on the hunt at Plymouth Meeting Metroplex's Designer Shoe Warehouse - DSW to regulars - on Chemical Road, a place that sounds like a Bruce Springsteen song but is really a grove of big-box stores in the shade of the Blue Route.
July 27, 2009 |
Thanks to all of the merchants who provided clothing to make this year's Sexy Singles look so great. Here is what they are wearing: G-N Kang : Betsey Johnson bikini ($98 top and $86 bottom) available at Shirley & Co. Jessica Boyington : Dress by BB Dakota ($73) available at Maxwell James, Haddonfield; satin-wrap sandals by Pucci ($535) available at ViVi G. Shoes, Glen Mills. Shari Smith : Dress by Theory ($275) available at Per Lei Boutique, Media; sandals ($135)
August 3, 2012 |
WITH SCHOOL about to begin, I couldn't go the entire summer without highlighting kid style, from girls in colorful sundresses, jumpers and sandals to boys rocking stylish hats, shorts and sneakers. Contact Reuben Harley at firstname.lastname@example.org , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .
July 18, 1995 |
DINOSAUR EGGS FACING EXTINCTION - AGAIN A treasure trove of fossilized dinosaur eggs is being threatened because Chinese officials are allowing farmers to dig up and carry away the precious rocks, Beijing's Xinhua Daily Telegraph reported yesterday. The report came as Beijing residents flocked to an exhibition on dinosaurs that included models from the hit film Jurassic Park. More than 100 fossil eggs had been stored by officials in Quzhou city in eastern Zhejiang province since 1970, but there was no way to count the large number of eggs lost to farmers, the newspaper said.
June 16, 1999 |
Unleash yourself from the Miracle Suit, beach bunnies. The coolest bathing attire at the Jersey shore this summer is the comically named Tankini. The "ini" part of the name comes from our old friend, the bikini. The bottom of this two-piece trendsetter is a traditional bikini brief. The top, however, is an ode to shy midriffs everywhere: a tight tank top that, mercifully, falls just shy of the bikini brief. "They're very hot," said Leah Rosenkrantz, of Talk of the Towne, a popular bathing-suit store in Margate.
September 5, 1999 |
Samuel G. Michini, 72, an advertising copywriter whose accounts ranged from helping the Army attract recruits to selling foot products for Dr. Scholl, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Thursday at his home in Warminster. Mr. Michini spent more than 25 years as a writer and creative director at several local and national agencies before retiring in 1985. His accounts included DuPont, Sealtest Foods, TV Guide, Honeywell, Corning Glass and Tasty Baking Co. His trademark in composing messages was brevity occasionally mixed with a little humor.
May 1, 2003 |
Don't have enough cash to purchase the bangin' ensembles you need to freshen up your warm-weather wardrobe? Not to worry, you need only mix in a few choice pieces to achieve spring's powerful, yet playfully girly look. "This season's looks are part feminine and part vintage," says Denelle Green-Drake, fashion spokeswoman for Neiman Marcus in Philadelphia. "You can pull that off with hot cargo pants, floral bags, and strappy sandals. " For men, the look is more tailored, with linen slacks and bright polo shirts high on the priority list.